Senior Human Resources Information Systems Analyst

Roger Williams University   •  

Bristol, RI

Industry: Education


5 - 7 years

Posted 57 days ago

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Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, the Senior HRIS Analyst leads the HRIS function by analyzing work process design and flow to enhance processes and leverage the return on technological capabilities. The Senior HRIS Analyst builds project plans, ensures adherence to project schedules, maintains a systems orientation and works effectively with peers to set technology priorities and conduct long-term planning. This position serves as the technical contact for assigned functional area and assists subject matter experts with ensuring data integrity, testing system changes, performing report writing and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities.

Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:

System Maintenance

  • Review, test and implement HRIS system upgrades, modules or patches.
  • Collaborate with functional and technical staff to coordinate application of upgrades or fixes. 
  • Maintain HRIS system tables. Documents process and results.

Production Support

  • Provide support for HRIS including, but not limited to, researching and resolving HRIS problems, unexpected results or process flaws, perform scheduled activities, and recommend solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements.


  • Write, maintain, and support a variety of reports or queries utilizing appropriate reporting tools.
  • Develop standard reports for ongoing customer needs.
  • Maintain data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data. 
  • Develop statistical data for bargaining unit negotiations, governmental agencies and compensation surveys.
  • Assist in processing employee information including but not limited to data input as needed.


  • Develop user procedures, guidelines and documentation. 
  • Train appropriate staff on new processes/functionality. 
  • Train new system users.

Individual Development

  • Maintain awareness of current trends in HRIS with a focus on product and service development, delivery and support, and applying key technologies.
  • Examine trends in information systems training, materials and techniques.
  • Through classes, reading, or other mechanisms, continuously increases both HR knowledge and HRIS application/tools knowledge.
  • Participate in user group meetings/conferences.


Prerequisite Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems.

Minimum of 5 years of HRIS services experience including data input and retrieval from a Human Resources data system.

Expert knowledge of relational databases and report writing.

Demonstrated proficiency in data entry and MS Office Suite, particularly with Excel.

Must be able to prioritize, problem solve, take initiative and maintain the strictest confidentiality of sensitive personnel information.

Proven ability to remain flexible in the face of change and changing priorities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a related field.

Experience working with Colleague, COGNOS and applicant tracking systems in addition to extensive knowledge of formal principles and practices in HR.

General human resources background in a university setting with varied HRIS systems exposure.

* At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.